UK royal wedding thrown into confusion by bride's father

Marco Green
May 17, 2018

At 7 a.m., onlookers will get their first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as the couple embarks around Windsor in a carriage to greet well-wishers, who hope to catch a glimpse of the couple sharing a kiss. The palace issued a statement that said, "Mr. Markle will walk his daughter down the aisle of St. George's Chapel".

Prince Charles, Meghan's future father-in-law, may be the most obvious choice to replace her father.

The TMZ website reported on Monday that he had decided not to attend the glittering wedding at the castle, the home of English and British monarchs for nearly 1,000 years. Meghan Markle's father reveal that doctors told him there is "serious" damage to his heart following the attack last week, but that he wants to be there for his daughter's big day if possible. "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this hard situation". "She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this hard situation".

After TMZ reported that he would no longer be attending the wedding, claiming they had an on the record interview in which he also said he suffered a heart attack six days ago, Kensington Palace released an unprecedented statement pleading for privacy.

Markle's father Thomas, 73, was due to walk his daughter down the aisle in front of 600 guests including all the senior Britain's royals and a smattering of celebrities.

UK Press via Getty Images Meghan Markle and British Prince Harry attend the Invictus Games reception at Australia House on April 21 2018 in London.

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According to a USA celebrity website TMZ, Mr. Thomas has given his ex-wife his blessing to perform the duty.

"When you meet Meghan, you're struck immediately by how very intelligent she is".

He said that if the doctors let him out in time, he will make the journey to travel to the wedding. I wanted to see him go (to the wedding).

On Sunday, Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper caught Markle in an act of media imposture, and not of the kind familiar from the faux-natural documentaries that the Royal Family regularly commissions, to show the plebs that it is Just Like Them.

A source close to Thomas Markle, cited by the publication, said he was convinced to pose for the shots after being hounded by the paparazzi.

"I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends with Meghan".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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